Gold foil closure of oroantral fistulas

W. Meyerhoff, T. Christiansen, E. Rontal, W. Boerger

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Abstract

The closure of oroantral fistulas can be a perplexing problem associated with a high percentage of failures. Many of these failures are due to persistent infection or inadequate drainage of the maxillary sinus. Following elimination of local infection and the performance of the drainage procedure, the authors are presently using a surgical procedure which consists of denuding the margins of the oroantral fistula of all the mucoperiosteum, debriding the diseased bone and covering the opening with an overlapping margin of 36 gauge gold foil. Mucoperiosteal flaps elevated to expose the bony margins of the fistula are then sutured loosely over the foil to act as an envelope in holding the gold in place. Mucosa from the maxillary sinus migrates across the inner surface of the foil, providing a one layer closure. Once the gold is extruded, the mucoperiosteum then grows over the defect area, providing a two layer closure. This has been a highly successful technique for the closure of oroantral fistulas.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)940-944
Number of pages5
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume83
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1973

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Oroantral Fistula
Gold
Maxillary Sinus
Drainage
Bone Diseases
Infection
Fistula
Mucous Membrane

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Meyerhoff, W., Christiansen, T., Rontal, E., & Boerger, W. (1973). Gold foil closure of oroantral fistulas. Laryngoscope, 83(6), 940-944.

Gold foil closure of oroantral fistulas. / Meyerhoff, W.; Christiansen, T.; Rontal, E.; Boerger, W.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 83, No. 6, 1973, p. 940-944.

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Meyerhoff, W, Christiansen, T, Rontal, E & Boerger, W 1973, 'Gold foil closure of oroantral fistulas', Laryngoscope, vol. 83, no. 6, pp. 940-944.
Meyerhoff W, Christiansen T, Rontal E, Boerger W. Gold foil closure of oroantral fistulas. Laryngoscope. 1973;83(6):940-944.
Meyerhoff, W. ; Christiansen, T. ; Rontal, E. ; Boerger, W. / Gold foil closure of oroantral fistulas. In: Laryngoscope. 1973 ; Vol. 83, No. 6. pp. 940-944.
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